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Agnetha: ABBA and After

Documentary celebrating the singing career of ABBA performer Agnetha Fältskog, which began in the mid-60s when she was just 15, as she records her comeback album at the age of 63.

In this documentary, the BBC have exclusive access to Agnetha Faltskog, 'The Girl with the Golden Hair' as the song goes, celebrating her extraordinary singing career which began in the mid-60s when she was just 15. Within just two years, she was a singing sensation at the top of the charts in Sweden.

Along came husband Bjorn Ulvaeus and the phenomenal band ABBA that engulfed the world in the 70s, featuring Agnetha's touching voice and striking looks. Agnetha lacked confidence on stage as the global demand for the group grew and grew, while being away from her young children caused her great turmoil.

With special behind-the-scenes access to the making of her comeback album, the film follows this reluctant star - the subject of much tabloid speculation since she retreated from the stage post-ABBA - as she returns to recording aged 63. Included in the film is her first meeting with Gary Barlow, who contributes a duet to the new album.

The programme features interviews with Bjorn Ulvaeus, Benny Andersson, Gary Barlow, Tony Blackburn, Sir Tim Rice and record producers Peter Nordahl and Jorgen Elofsson.

1 hour

Last on

Sat 26 May 2018 00:30

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Role Contributor
Participant Agnetha Faltskog
Participant Bjorn Ulvaeus
Participant Benny Andersson
Participant Gary Barlow
Participant Tony Blackburn
Participant Tim Rice
Participant Peter Nordahl
Participant Jorgen Elofsson
Executive Producer Mark Cooper
Producer Samantha Peters
Director Samantha Peters

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